August 8, 2011

Dutch 1/8 scale nationals Rd5


Last weekend it was only a week ago when we came from the European Championship in Luxembourg but this weekend it was time for the 5th Dutch National at the beautiful track in Apeldoorn. After three rounds of qualifying Rick Vrielijnck secured himself the pole position chased by Steven Cuypers and John Ermen only 0.3 and 0.6 seconds behind on their best 7 minutes run.

Qualifying results:
1. Rick Vrielijnck – Mugen/Novarossi
2. Steven Cuypers – Mugen/Picco
3. John Ermen – Xray/R&B/Contact/Tornado
4. Gunther van Steay – Serpent/Xceed
5. Arie Manten – Mugen/Picco
6. Marcel Schouten – Mugen/Novarossi
7. Frank Baggen – Serpent/Picco
8. Michiel Renting – Shepherd/Orion
9. Wesley van Silfhout  –
10. Richard Engbersen – Kyosho/Novarossi

At the start of the final everyone had a clean start and third places John Ermen was able to take second place before the first corner chasing Rick’s Mugen and eventually pass him just in time before the first pit stop. John then pulled away from the field and secured himself the race win after 30 minutes. Steven Cuypers was able to pass Rick V. after the tyre changes and was able to close the gap to John down to four seconds.

1. John Ermen – Xray/R&B/Contact/Tornado
2. Steven Cuypers – Mugen/Picco
3. Rick Vrielijnck – Mugen/Novarossi
4. Arie Manten – Mugen/Picco
5. Frank Baggen – Serpent/Picco
6. Michiel Renting – Shepherd/Orion
7. Marcel Schouten – Mugen/Novarossi
8. Richard Engbersen – Kyosho/Novarossi
9. Martin Zevenhoven – Serpent/Mega
10. Gunther van Staey – Serpent/Xceed


In the NOMAC class it was Frederik Haaxman who showed a great performance. A short course on how to set up a car on the last race and the investment of the right tools to do so together with the new Protoform R15 body did paid off in the results by taking the pole followed by William Lefévre, Stanley Bauer and Andy Muijres. The start of the final was a bit messy, with a collision between several cars in the first lap but Frederik could stay out of the hassle opening a small gap to the following drivers. Arco de Jong who could run five minutes on a tank was able to stay ahead of Stanley Bauer with William Lefèvre in fourth position.

Results NOMAC class
1. Frederik Haaxman
2. Arco de jong
3. Stanley Bauer
4. William lefèvre
5. Peter Ende
6. Andy Muijres
7. Ad Moelands
8. Ad Arents
9. Fedor Eskes
10. Mark Hellenbrand

The last race of the 2011 championship will be held at the Sluis circuit in Gouda on the weekend of the 4th of September.

Thanks to John Ermen and Roelof Tooms for sending text and pictures.


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